Strand Squared hosted conferences

BEYOND THE STATUS QUO: THE TRIP METHOD
(TRAUMA RESPONSIVE INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION)
Beginning with the complexities of Sexual Assault


Arizona Army National Guard – Papago Site
Russell Auditorium 636 E McDowell Rd 
Phoenix, AZ 85008 

December 3-4, 2019

Sexual Assault and Rape can be the most difficult and complicated crime types to successfully investigate from initial report to prosecution, some issues: 
-Reported victims are highly traumatized.-Our understanding of sex offenders is rooted in older ideas that do not take cross-over studies into consideration. 
-Male victims do not often report 
-It is very difficult to investigate sexual assaults and involve alcohol and other drugs.

Neuroscience has illustrated that traumatic and/or high stress experiences can impact the human ability to remember, to articulate and to participate with the criminal justice  and other first responding systems making it essential to shift from current practices toward a model that is trauma responsive.

–This training is focused on “how” to apply neuroscience and  newer understandings of trauma response to the complicated issue of sexual assault.

–We will also spend some time looking at our current working knowledge of Sex Offenders and pointing out some interesting research that changes the way that we approach investigation and prosecution of this particular population with hands on practical application work on male sexual assault victims and alcohol facilitated rape.

Registration: CLICK HERE

$200.00 (plus tax/fees) per person

Tentative Agenda:


Day One:  December 3, 2019

8:00-8:30:  Introduction
We will open the day discussing why “change is uncomfortable”.

8:30-10:00:  Sexual Assault, Slut Shaming and Culture Change- Building a World That Doesn’t Exist
We will discuss the culture in which we live, the standards and expectations that are socially tied to our gendered experience and how the media plays a certain role.

10:00-10:15:  Break

10:15-12:00: 
Understanding Sex Offenders – The Hunter & The Hunted
We will blow up our understanding of “what it means to be a sexual predator” and highlight a major paradigm shift that is needed in order to effectively hold offenders accountable.

12:00-1:30:  Lunch on your own

1:30-3:00: 
Trauma Responsive Investigations and Prosecutions
(TRIP)
We will introduce and define Trauma Informed Investigations and Prosecutions.

3:00-3:15:  Break

3:15-5:00: 
Trauma Responsive Investigations and Prosecutions (TRIP)
We will outline tangible ways in which TRIP differs from traditional investigation and prosecution.


Day Two:  Dec. 4, 2019

8:00-8:30:  What Changes do you intend to bring?

8:30-10:30: 
Trauma Responsive Investigations and Prosecutions (TRIP)
We will provide a tangible overview of TRIP methods.

10:30-10:45:  Break

10:45-12:15:  Practice Session and Guided Round Table
Adult Male Sexual Assault

We will explore the male victim of sexual assault and the complicated culture in which they reside and then we will assist the participants as they work to apply the TRIP method.

12:15-1:45:  Lunch on your own

1:45-3:15:  Practice Session Guided Round Table
Taking on the Tough Sexual Assault Case-Alcohol/Consent: Moving Beyond Unreasonable Doubt!

We will explore the male victim of sexual assault and the complicated culture in which they reside and then we will assist the participants as they work to apply the TRIP method.

3:15-3:30:  Break

3:30-4:45:  Professional Wellness: Vicarious Trauma and Beyond
We believe that professional wellness is the key to reducing secondary victimization. While vicarious Trauma is largely responsible for depression, anxiety, suicide and other major issues that first responders experience, we also believe that there is more to the story. 

We believe that Secondary Victimization is a direct result of vicarious trauma, demoralization, unrealistic expectations and/or burn-out- thus making self-care an ethical obligation.

4:45-5:00:  Logic Model and Evaluation

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